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Mark Swilling

Swilling, Mark

Swilling, Mark

Professor, Sustainable Development, School of Public Leadership of Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Project Leader, Centre for the Transdisciplinary Study of Sustainability and Complexity

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Professor, Sustainable Development, School of Public Leadership of Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Project Leader, Centre for the Transdisciplinary Study of Sustainability and Complexity

Mark Swilling is Professor, Sustainable Development, School of Public Leadership of Stellenbosch University, South Africa; Member, UN Environment Programme Resource Panel and co-lead author of the Panel’s 2011 report on decoupling the use of natural resources and environmental impacts from economic activity; Co-founder of PLANACT, urban development NGO.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Quest for a New Paradigm in Economics - A Synthesis of Views of the New Economics Working Group*   ( Economic Theory ), ( Economy & Ecology ), ( New Economics ), ( Social Welfare ), ( New Paradigm )
Abstract The remarkable economic achievements of the past two centuries have cast an illusion of omniscience on the discipline of Economics, which even repeated catastrophic policy failures have still not entirely banished. The gap and disjuncture between prevailing economic wisdom and its effective application to promote human welfare and well-being are enormous and widening rapidly. The gap between current economic performance and the economic potential of global society has never been...
The Greek Financial Crisis – Theoretical Implications   ( Economic Theory ), ( Global Governance & Democracy ), ( New Economics ), ( Global Governance & Law )
 Get Full Text in PDFAbstract The world we live in is a product of the way we think. Our conception of reality determines what we see and what we achieve. The Greek crisis is not simply a case of high public debt, economic mismanagement or weak political will in Greece or the Eurozone. It is underpinned by economic premises, constructs and resulting practices that promote exactly the type of dilemma Greece faces today. Without addressing these conceptual issues, no lasting solution is...